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In a year that saw Saudi Arabia launch the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in history, it could be that the most significant business event of the year took place on 27 September, when Riyadh declared the Saudi tourism market open for business.
The January 2020 issue of MEED Business Review puts Gulf tourism on the agenda, with a special report on the easing of restrictions on visitors to the kingdom. The second part of this month’s cover story looks at the major investments in tourism projects that are providing a much-needed boost to Saudi Arabia’s construction sector.
Meanwhile, Oman is facing persistent economic fragility, an issue explored in depth in this month’s exclusive 14-page special report on the sultanate. Middle East business intelligence service MEED provides up-to-date analysis on a country that holds a great deal of potential, particularly in the upstream gas, renewable energy and logistics sectors, but which must face its fiscal challenges head on for growth to prevail.
The latest issue of MEED Business Review also includes the MEED Top 100 megaprojects listing with accompanying analysis on the trends seen over the past year, including the bundling of project spending into masterplans.
In addition to all this content and more, subscribers to MEED Business Review can delve into the MEED Yearbook 2020. Now in its 11th year, MEED’s influential annual flagship publication is firmly established as a prized and highly valuable resource that informs strategic planning and decision-making.
Other must-read sections in the January 2020 issue include:
- Board report: The last month’s top news stories at a glance
- Big Interview: Abu Dhabi aerospace manufacturer Strata charts future roadmap
- Iraq: Uncertain outlook amid civil unrest in Iraq
- Lebanon: Crisis leaves Beirut’s banking sector reeling
- Saudi Aramco IPO: Aramco IPO sets records but raises new questions
- Leadership: Investing in digital infrastructure
- Legal: Legislation heralds greater procurement options for Saudi Arabia
- Road to 2020: Malaysia’s expo butterfly effect
- Business outlook: Finance, oil and gas, construction, power and water contracts